Summary: Well its about time Intell can do a fast clock speed for the Front side bus that can stand up to AMD's CPU 1600 Mhz front side bus clock speed. and great 12 meg cache is realy something . with out using it. I have no idea on the preformance. however after looking at the price of that is close to 1,000.00 is clear expensive. I can go AMD's 2.7 Ghz Clock speed CPU and go simular clock speed of the front side bus. however loose heck of alot of cache buffer size.